Panasonic AG-AC8 vs Sony PXW-X200

Panasonic AG-AC8
Sony PXW-X200

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
20% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has an optical zoom of 21x. That's 4x bigger than the Sony PXW-X200 (17x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

130g lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a weight of 2.3kg, however the Sony PXW-X200 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder (130g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Cheaper by $5,574
The Panasonic AG-AC8 costs $5,574 less than the Sony PXW-X200.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
1 Reason For
Larger display diagonal Edit
Sony PXW-X200 is 3.5" screen size, but the Panasonic AG-AC8 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony PXW-X200 (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Older by ten months
The Panasonic AG-AC8 is ten months older than the Sony PXW-X200.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X200 is only 17x (optical), but the Panasonic AG-AC8 is a 21x (optical) camcorder (4x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

6% heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X200 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder. That's 130g heavier than the Panasonic AG-AC8 (2.4kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$5,574 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X200 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC8 by $5,574.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 shops sells the Sony PXW-X200, however 4 shops sell the Panasonic AG-AC8. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

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Date Released

38 months Ago 28 months Ago

Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
9.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
21x
BEST
17x
Digital Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
893mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 16
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.3 - 499
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.82 - 59.2 5.6 - 95.2

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 ATW
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 ATW

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/32 - 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4752 x 3168
 4096 x 2304
 1440 x 1080
BEST
 4752 x 3168
 4096 x 2304
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
BEST
 6016 x 3384

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,900mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.3kg
BEST
2.4kg
Height
217mm 161mm
Depth
479mm 331mm
Width
205mm 168mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AC
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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